How to ruin anti-bullying legislation, starring Michigan Republicans

Pass an anti-bullying law, but throw in an exemption if the bully has religious beliefs against a given minority.

But in a stinging floor speech, Senator Gretchen Whitmer expressed her dissatisfaction with the new law, which is said to create a special exception for bullies who have “a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction,” as well as neglecting to protect to bullying against students based on sexual orientation or gender identity,

“You may be able to pat yourselves on the back today and say that you did something, but in actuality you are explicitly outlining how to get away with bullying,” said Senator Gretchen Whitmer. “As passed today, bullying kids is okay if a student, parent, teacher or school employee can come up with a moral or religious reason for doing it.”

So basically if you bully gays because you think fags are gross, that’s bad. But if you bully gays because you want them to see the light of Christ and hate their deviant lifestyle, well that’s just fine and dandy.

Strangely enough, this actually creates a roundabout loophole for condoning hate crimes committed by people who can claim religious conviction.

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One response to “How to ruin anti-bullying legislation, starring Michigan Republicans

  1. Jesus H Christ on a fucking flea. I’m getting so sick of this shit I could puke.

    Can I maybe kick the hell out of some cracker/homophobic/misogynistic fundie and say that they were an affront to my strong atheist beliefs?

    Unbelievable. No, I take that back — this kind of crap is becoming all too predictable and expected from Republican quarters.

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